Intro to Trad Climbing with Sarah Hueniken - Sunday, May 21, 2023

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Course 
Event Location: Wasootch 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, May 21, 2023 07:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:30 AM @ TBD: Participants to coordinate)  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, May 15, 2023 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 7
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Ready to learn how to lead and build anchors with natural gear? Learn how to place gear for leading as well as build anchors for multipitch climbing. Get direct feedback on your gear and test your placements while safely being on top rope.
This course is good for the trad beginner as well as someone who has been climbing trad already but wants more feedback on their gear.  You must know how to top-rope belay.

The course cost is $187.5 including tax. 

To register:

1) Sign up for the wait list.

2) Julie will approve you for the course, provided there are still open spaces

3) You can then pay using the 'pay now' button on the event page. Payment is required to confirm your spot on the course

Any questions, please contact Julie Morter

Required Items to Bring:
Sarah will email you a detailed list closer to the date.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Carpool Departure Time:   06:30 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD: Participants to coordinate

The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a full ACMG Alpine Guide. Sarah Hueniken has been living and guiding in Canmore for more than 15 years. As a full ACMG Alpine guide, she spends her summers guiding rock and alpine and her winters guiding ice and mixed routes. Having climbed for over 20 years, Sarah has traveled and worked in various places throughout the US, Mexico, South America and Asia to explore the mountains of the world. Highlights have included a first ascent of a 6000m peak bordering Tibet (Sachun 5.10+ M5), new ice lines in Iceland, participating in various climbing competitions and achieving a personal goal of climbing 5.13. Sarah also works with Chicks with Picks, Color the Trails, NOLS, and is an Arcteryx sponsored athlete. 

Payment Options:
  • Member $187.50 CAD
Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 08:00 PM.